Conservatism

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In his poem “Blood and the Moon,” Yeats writes of “haughtier-headed Burke that proved the state a tree.” Edmund Burke would have relished the line, having proved nothing of the sort. What Burke did in...
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On December 3rd, 1945, the President of the United States awarded the Legion of Merit to Marshal Michał Rola Żymierski. Marshal Żymierski would die in 1989 as the last Pole to carry the honorific rank...
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From a fascinating interview with Roger Scruton in Prospect: Related to this is the emphasis you place on what you call the “first-person plural,” a phrase that occurs several times in the book. Yes. Ultimately, political order...
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“Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.” Jefferson’s brutal verdict comes to mind in the fierce debate over...
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According to Kimberly Strassel (and this is the general line of the Wall Street Journal), conservatives are those who believe that government should do as little as possible to inhibit to the operation of the free market and...
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As this article will discuss the state and future of the so-called “conservative movement,” it is only fair to inform readers not familiar with the author’s views that he has long been a critic of prominent features of...
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The Soothsayer proclaiming "beware the Ides of March" was never presumed by Shakespeare to be a happy man for making his proclamation. When Caesar says “set him before me: let me see his face,” I cannot imagine any...
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Andrew Balio Professional trumpeter Andrew Balio explains how to save the symphony orchestra . . . and classical music itself. I founded the Future Symphony Institute as a think tank, modeled on the...
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A friend of mine in the financial services industry called me the other day to vent about the poor quality of the public discourse concerning the freedom of the marketplace and the obsession with the Almighty Dollar....
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There are many who complain that big government is the root of all our problems. If we could but rid ourselves of its intrusive presence in our lives, things would be much better. Many complain about the effects...
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Since the 2012 election, a wide-ranging and helpful debate about the direction of conservatism has broken out among conservative commentators seeking to re-brand the movement. Key in this debate is how far conservatism should transform itself into libertarianism. Ben...
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When Russell Kirk published The Conservative Mind in 1953, he included among the pantheon of conservatives in the United States John C. Calhoun and John Randolph of Roanoke. He chose not to call them simply slaveholding American...
peter drucker
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A number of readers of this essay will be familiar with the beer company commercials built around "The Most Interesting Man in the World." This man, a virile and hirsute senior citizen, has moved through his...

While traditional conservatives have always embraced forms of prejudice, properly understood, as an acknowledgement of human experience and human wisdom and the inheritance our ancestors have bequeathed upon us, they should equally abhor any form of prejudice that...